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13. Pravo Ljudski Film Festival: Nov 28 - Dec 03, 2018

Hrvoje Klasić: Does 1968 Work?

Hrvoje Klasić: Does 1968 Work?

29.11.2018 / Meeting Point Cinema, Sarajevo


In a political, military and cultural sense, the 1960's are one of the most challenging and tumultuous post-war decades. The number of transitions and changes in the world have left its trace on the Yugoslav society. The best example are surely the anti-war protests for peace in Vietnam all over Yugoslavia, the student movement in 1968 in bigger Yugoslavian cities, the influence of the New Left political force on Yugoslavian Marxist philosophers, as well as increasing number of Western culture and subculture influences in the Yugoslav society. With the ongoing world changes, everything that was developing in Yugoslavia has been partially caused by the specific geostrategic, as well as economic-political position of Yugoslavia, torn between the Communist East and Capitalist West.


The year of 1968 was the first post-war year that will shake Yugoslavia from the inside. Politicans, as well as citizens will be faced with new challenges and questions, but also baffled with the unexpected answers.

Hrvoje Klasić (1972, Croatia) has graduated at the Department of History at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, where he also got his MA and doctorate degree. He has been working as a history professor at the Gymnasium in Sisak from 1995, and at the Faculty of Philosophy (Department of History) from 2003. He has participated in numerous conferences and symposiums in Croatia and the world. Hrvoje Klasić is the recipient of the Annual Award of the University Professors and Scientists Society in Zagreb for the year 2006, as well as the Annual Award of Town of Sisak for the book „Croatian Spring in Sisak“. He is the co-author of the documentary series „Croatian Spring“, produced by Croatian Radio-Television.

New Yugoslav Cinema


1.12.2018 / Sarajevo


Kumjana Novakova, PravoLjudski Film Festival


Jelena Maksimović, filmmaker, Serbia

Dušan Grubin, filmmaker, Serbia

Ivan Ramljak, filmmaker, Croatia

“Yugoslavia”, once spelled and called "Jugoslavia", was a country in Southeast Europe during most of the 20th century. As Wikipedia would define it.

Today most of its (former) citizens prefer to call it former-Yugoslavia, for many reasons and with many consequences.  “That was a real country” many of its former citizens would say today.

Undoubtedly, this former, or future Yugoslavia, or Jugoslavija, forms a space today, even if imaginary, with its own dynamics of creation and production, including cinema.

Who are the Jugoslav authors today, if any? Can we speak of Jugoslav cinema today? How does Jugoslav cinema work, emptied of the formal structures of Jugoslavia as a state?

On Political Imagination

29.11.2018 / Sarajevo

Moderator: Kumjana Novakova, PravoLjudski Film Festival

Participant: César Vayssié, filmmaker, artist, France 

The possibility of comparing the conditions of action does not necessarily mean the possibility of seeking solutions in the past collective actions, such as in student and workers' protests in 1968. Continuity is, of course, easily noticeable in the divisions of the society, collective (class) inequalities and totality of the Capital.

However, the cacophony in public space, the fragmentation, media and political noise in today's society of late capitalism, of course, make collective action and the processes of association of the oppressed almost incalculable. The commodification of public means authority over and above the background, above the space for re-articulation of the daily social relations, that is, authority over the means of struggle: the space for exchange of opinions and space for action such as time. In this regard, subversiveness or political subjectivity cannot be "borrowed", protest and resistance do not arise by mere gathering of a large number of people in favour of a certain common cause or goal, but through our, and only our, ways in which we rearticulate social relations and power, and thus open new (conceptual) horizons.